Dining with Durrell and De Bernières

Dining with Durrell and De Bernières

Sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society and Alexandrie Restaurant and Bar

6:30–10:30, Friday 8th March 2019

Focusing on the connections between Lawrence Durrell, Cavafy and de Bernières, this event aims to transport us to a literary Alexandria through their writings…

The evening will take place at the Alexandrie Restaurant in Kensington, where, for the inclusive ticket price, guests will be able to enjoy an evening of Egyptian-inspired cuisine, featuring a five-course tasting menu (with half a bottle of wine and a glass of dessert wine per person). Vegetarian and vegan options available.

Guest speaker:

Louis de Bernières: novelist and poet, author of nine novels, including Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and The Dust that Falls from Dreams, and three collections of poetry, including Imagining Alexandria: Poems in Memory of Cavafy

Supporting speaker:

Anthony Hirst: translator and publisher, editor of the Greek text for the Oxford World’s Classics C. P. Cavafy, The Collected Poems

Registration is now closed.

6:30–10:30, Friday 8th March 2019
Alexandrie Restaurant & Bar
38C Kensington Church Street
London W8 4BX


For other enquiries about the event, please email Fiona Tomkinson at fgtomkinson@yahoo.co.uk.